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Personally have seen several pics this website of GREAT old Japanese deadwood pineso_O. Besides this is America. We have deadwood pines so think American Bonsai;).

Personally have zero interest in another American vs Japanese Bonsai debate. Million other threads you can take this tired issue up on that won’t contaminate the progression thread on my tree.
 

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They are my 2 favorites pine species : very small needles and nice bark :cool:
Scots make nice bark at a young age, but JWP take forever! 20 years, at least, before they even start to shed the jouvenile bark. And then another 20 before it stops being “flaky” and starts to become plated.
 

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@markyscott concerning the fact that we don't often see jins on thunberg pines in Japan, here is the answer of a japanese master:

Q- Concerning thunberg pines : Why is there so few jins on thunberg pines in Japan ? In my place, near to the see, i can see some jins on all the native adult pines (pinus sylvestris, pinus nigra, pinus pinaster etc)
A * Because of the climate difference in Japan most of the black pine do not have shari. But if you go to a top of the mountains or some severe area near the sea, you can find some with shari.





ABE Kurakishi, a Japan Master specialising in JWP production says that keeping jins is usefull because it gives beauty/decoration to the trunk, also because the scars around the jins are more Natural looking and discreet and because jins tell a story about the tree (for example : a ten jin explains what appenened to a tree, a jin on the trunk explains why the trunk chnged direction etc etc)

Little jins on a dwarf scot pine ;)
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@markyscott concerning the fact that we don't often see jins on thunberg pines in Japan, here is the answer of a japanese master:

Q- Concerning thunberg pines : Why is there so few jins on thunberg pines in Japan ? In my place, near to the see, i can see some jins on all the native adult pines (pinus sylvestris, pinus nigra, pinus pinaster etc)
A * Because of the climate difference in Japan most of the black pine do not have shari. But if you go to a top of the mountains or some severe area near the sea, you can find some with shari.





ABE Kurakishi, a Japan Master specialising in JWP production says that keeping jins is usefull because it gives beauty/decoration to the trunk, also because the scars around the jins are more Natural looking and discreet and because jins tell a story about the tree (for example : a ten jin explains what appenened to a tree, a jin on the trunk explains why the trunk chnged direction etc etc)

Little jins on a dwarf scot pine ;)
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Thanks very much for following up. I appreciate it.

S
 

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Back on topic. Repotting day - before and after.
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As with the other pine I bought from the same grower, there was a fair amount of broken down akadama in the pot. I’m convinced it was the brand he was using as I simply have never seen it this poor of condition before. Digging deeper, there was also a fair amount of old potting soil deep in the rootball. Where there was potting soil, the tree had issued zero roots. I half bare-rooted the tree and spent about an hour digging old soil an broken down akadama from around the root ball.

All done for now! This year I’ll let it grow to recover. Next year I’ll start grafting.

Scott
 

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As an aside - the pot it is in looks as though it’s pretty good quality Chinese pot. Anyone recognize this chop?

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If not, I’ll reach out to my enabler Ryan to see if he knows.

S
 

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Scott, it looks like you may have missed a few candles. I’d double check.

Thanks Adair. I think I got them all. It was not decandled last year. I left the old needles on the branches I was planning on grafting this season - I think your seeing 1 and 2 year old needles on some branches. I’m thinking that there will be a fair number of grafts.

S
 

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Thanks Adair. I think I got them all. It was not decandled last year. I left the old needles on the branches I was planning on grafting this season - I think your seeing 1 and 2 year old needles on some branches. I’m thinking that there will be a fair number of grafts.

S
Ok. I was going by the density, and color.
 

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You keep talking about grafting but I'm not sure. The branches are a little high but not awkwardly so, and they are a little unconventional in their location, but IMHO they fit the character of the tree and draw attention to the beautiful trunk. I'm looking forward to seeing the future of this tree!
 
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